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of points here, one, he's seen as out there responding to these controversies especially the irs. quickly he's showing outrage, continuing with his job. remember, president clinton maintained an approval above 50% throughout the monica le win ski scandal. republicans very critical, democrats supportive, independents divided. people are still reflecting what we saw before the controversies. >> that's kind of unsurprising that republicans would be more upset about it. so we've had a little more than a week of the news about the irs, specifically when asked about the irs, what does this poll show about the president's handling of it? >> the big question we asked first was do people believe what the president said about the controversy? and we found most do. more than six in ten say what president obama said about the matter has been completely or mostly true. and a majority 55% say the irs acted on its own with 37% saying senior white house officials ordered the irs to target the tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny. again, that's good news for the white house. >> so, how'
in washington on the irs. the irs scandal investigation continues. former commissioner of the irs will testify before the house oversight committee. he was in charge during most of the period that agents were allegedly targeting conservative groups. >>> let's move ahead to thursday. big focus on thursday will be the boy scouts. they're expected to make a decision on whether or not to allow openly gay members. about 1,400 members will make their votes at the annual meeting. that will take place in texas. let's move along to saturday. on saturday, a treat for some college students at bard college. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband will give their commencement address to those students. gifford will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. here's what's coming up. the calendar is just as packed this week in the world of politics, as it usually is. let's bring in paul steinhauser what to look at this week. >> good morning, poppy. more to 13 flirtations from rand paul. tomorrow he headlines a gop dinner in new hampshire, just a week and a half after doing the same thin
that it influences the tone of the press coverage, not just on this issue, but on irs a and benghazi talking points. >> this affects reporters directly. >> but that sounds unfair. in other words, because my interests are now threatened, i'm a journalist, i don't like what you did to these other journalists, i'm going to be harder on you. that sounds like bias. >> it's completely selfish, but, let's face it, we're a selfish society. >> human nature cannot be divorce from questions of coverage. let me get a break. bloomberg news apologized for peeking at customer information. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners, and they matter most to us. whether you're just starting your 401(k) or you are ready for retirement, we'll help you get there. ♪ (t
, it's just a washington distraction. this is serious business when you're talking about the irs or perhaps changing talking points. or the ap and wiretapping reporters. let alone secretary sebelius and hhs basically asking for money from industries that she is regulating. now, people start saying it's a trifecta. it's really a superfecta. the top four. and the confluence of all of them erodes trust in government. it erodes trust in the president. and a time when the president needs to be working on immigration reform, on debt reduction, on the fiscal situation, on all the international issues, this has got to be a major distraction and we don't know yet where things are going to lead. so the irs matter is something that everybody in america can relate to. you know, everybody hates the irs and this just confirms the narrative. the white house just to dismiss it as low-level employees is not really what i think the american people expect. >> so, how would you handle it? surely there is some tradeoff here where you don't want to feed, you know, enemy fire with every charge and you
critical, and independents, as always, split. so getting into the specifics, on the irs controversy, that involves the targeting of tea party groups. more than 6 in 10 say what president obama said about the matter has been completely or mostly true. a majority, 55%, say the irs acted on its own with 37% saying they believe the irs's actions were ordered by senior white house officials. now, there's good news here for republicans, too. some political analysts have warned the gop is in danger of overplaying its hand on these controversies. let's look at the controversy regarding benghazi. polling shows on benghazi, 55% say the obama administration's inaccurate statements about the attack that killed four americans is a very important issue. nearly 6 in 10 say the gop is reacting appropriately. and the drum beat by congressional republicans could be behind a rise in the number of americans who think the u.s. could have prevented the attack in benghazi. 59% feel that way now. up 11 points from last november. okay, so the big picture, we see that there is still a reservoir of good will
of the obama presidency. the irs scandal. benghazi e-mail, the justice department secretly season phone records from the associated press. the without is juggling three different kroefrgs controversi now. rene, the white house is on the defense. president obama's approval numbers yet are on the upswing. how is the white house reacting today? >> reporter: right, don. 53% approval rating is welcome news for the president, but it is so clear that the white house is ready to move on. the president's senior adviser dan pfeiffer, appearing on all five sunday talk shows saying that they won't be distracted from the important issues, like jobs, and they won't participate in "partisan fishing expeditions." now, on cnn's "state of the union" pfeiffer said that even though top treasury officials were aware of the irs investigation last year before the election, the white house did not know until a few weeks ago. >> here's the cardinal rule when you have situations like these. not just for this white house but all white houses. you do not interfere were an independent investigation and you do not do anyth
to the irs scandal to the doj seizure of phone records from some journalists at the associated press. it puts the president, his administration in a tight spot. forced him to do a lot of explaining. >> misconduct that uncovered is inexcusable. it is inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior. >> we hold accountable those who have taken these outrageous actions. people have to be held accountable and it's got to be fixed. i'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. i think we're going to be able to figure out exactly what happened, who was involved, what went wrong, and we're going to be able to implement steps to fix it. i've got no patience with it. i will not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> well, for each of those public statements there is a host of activity going on behind the scenes. so let me bring in jack quinn, he was white house counsel during the clinton years, a former chief of staff for vice president al gore. thank
but three are in critical condition right now. >>> number two, the outgoing head of the irs insists his agency was not playing politics when it allegedly targeted conservative groups applying for non-profit status. steve miller told members of congress friday that giving those applicants extra scrutiny was a "mistake." he said irs employees were just trying to be more efficient in handling what he called a crush of applications after the supreme court's citizens united decision on campaign spending. miller also denied misleading congress about the problem. >>> number three, a louisiana woman is headed to prison for nearly five years after impersonating a federal safety official following the 2010 deepwater horizon oil deal. connie knight was busted after posting fraudulent hazardous safety training after the spill. she was sentenced to 57 months and ordered to pay more than $25,000 in fines. >>> four, a volcano is shooting ash and steam and gas thousands of feet into the air. look at this, the pavlov volcano is one of alaska's most active, started erupting monday. authorities have issue
in washington. >> the white house, knocked off message by a rash of bad headlines. the irs allegedly targets conservative groups. the government is spying on ap reporters and new details about the deadly raid in benghazi. conservatives seize the moment. >> my question is who is going to jail over this scandal? >> we have got to restore the trust in government. >> i have never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> the watergate scandal forced president nixon to resign but do these rise to that level? review. president clinton had two scandals, white water and monica lewinski. franklin and grant were arrested while in office. yes, it was a bad week for the white house politically. maybe the worst of obama's second term. will it derail his legacy? after all, he promised to help us prosper. >> we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know that america thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work. when the wages of honest labor liberate family from the brink of hardship. >>
all around on the white house e-mails on benghazi, the president's statement on the irs and a crucial moment on the joiy arias trial, we still told about o.j. the first time we heard him speak publicly in years. >> that's what i told everybody involved that if they don't give it to me, i am going to get the police in it. >> request would we take such an interest in a puffy, shackled 65-year-old o.j. simpson. michael o'keefe says it's the o.j. story that pulls us in. >> we are drawn to o.j. because he has been in the public eye for four years now. we have seen a spectacular rise and a fall in his life. >> america took notice of simpson when he played in the nfl, and then simpson became the first running back to gain 2,000 yards in a season, and several all-pro years followed, and then he became david beckham before david beckham. >> rent a ford fast from hertz. >> he crossed seamlessly into hollywood with movies like "the intowering furno". on screens big and small as an actor and pitch man and network football analysts, o.j. simpson, observers say had a charm and a smile and the next
three times for the white house. the irs controversy will stay in the spotlight this week. the senate on tuesday and the house on wednesday hold hearing into the agency's targeting of conservative groups which applied for tax exempt status. voters in los angeles could make history this week by electing their first female mayor. democrats wendy grueul and eric garcia yetty face off on tuesday. pritsger a major supporter of president barack obama has been nominated by the white house to become congress secretary. her senate confirmation hearing is schedule for thursday. poppy. >> paul, thanks so much. appreciate it. >>> well, president obama, his administration on the defensive over a host of things. how is it all playing out with the american people? we're going to take a look. t sas helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios there was this and this. she got a parking ticket... ♪ and she forgot to pay her credit card bill on time. good thing she's got the c
the irs, benghazi, ap, all of that? we'll take a closer look. we'll also take a look at some of the high profile trials including that of o.j. simpson, the robbery and kidnapping and conviction. he is now trying to get a new trial. we'll take you back to that las vegas hotel room where it all started. and today, graduation day, students at creighton university remember the professor and his wife killed this week. ♪ there's a new way to fight litter box odor. introducing tidy cats with glade tough odor solutions. two trusted names, one amazing product. since aflac is helping with his expenses while he can't work, he can focus on his recovery. he doesn't have to worry so much about his mortgage, groceries, or even gas bills. kick! kick... feel it! feel it! feel it! nice work! ♪ you got it! you got it! yes! aflac's gonna help take care of his expenses. and us...we're gonna get him back in fighting shape. ♪ [ male announcer ] see what's happening behind the scenes at >>> i know it seems that folks down there are more concerned with your jobs than yours. others may get
. a couple of these things are pretty serious. principally the irs issue. there is a lot to be answered to there. but as yet i haven't seen any evidence of high level wrongdoing at the treasury department, at the white house, or anywhere else. there's certainly been some incompetence that was clearly political targeting or targeting that had the effect of focusing on political groups. but that does not as yet appear to touch the white house, touch senior levels of the treasury department. there are a lot of questions there that have to be answered. in the scheme of things i thing that's the one that will have legs in terms of really draining the white house's attention and so on but it can be handled and managed and i think it will be. the others -- the ap issue is quite serious on its own account. benghazi, while serious, i really think there's no ability for the republican opposition to get any traction on that front in terms of pasting the white house. they already pasted susan rice. one thing we know now is that she was not at fault here at all and that the white house was neutral i
but this is a wonderful place. >> thanks, guys. >>> the irs, ap phone records, benghazi, obama care that's what's been dominating the president's agenda this week. what's getting left out? i'll tell you, right after this. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios [ female announcer ] for beautiful dry mornings, there's pampers. unlike other diapers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers, for up to 12 hours of protection overnight. ♪ pampers. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balanc
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